Selling Basics – Detectives and DMUs (Video) and recommended books on selling

Posted on: October 30, 2020

Todays’ short (eight minute) video covers some core ideas in business-to-business (B2B) sales. It considers the need to undertake research before approaching a prospective client and how the research continues when you first make contact. The idea is to “be more detective” to learn about your prospect. It then explores the idea of the Decision-Making […]

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Book Review: Mediation skills and strategies – A practical guide by Tony Whatling

Posted on: October 19, 2020 Book Review: Mediation skills and strategies – A practical guide by Tony Whatling

I am often asked which books I recommend on mediation even though there are plenty of good books around on the subject. Those of my friend Clive Lewis OBE – who has written 14 books including “How to Master Workplace and Employment Mediation” (Bloomsbury, 2015) and ”Difficult Conversations – 10 Steps to Becoming a Tackler […]

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Selling basics – Targeting with rabbits, deer and elephants (Video)

Posted on: August 14, 2020

A frequent question when people ask me about marketing and selling is how to target new business. There are lots of different ways to target new business. We explore one method in this short video (7 minutes) on Selling basics – Targeting with rabbits, deer and elephant. It’s a method that is particularly valued by my […]

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Book review: “Range – How generalists triumph in a specialized world” by David Epstein

Posted on: August 3, 2020 Book review: “Range – How generalists triumph in a specialized world” by David Epstein

“Range – How generalists triumph in a specialized world” by David Epstein – provided both great comfort and sparked inspiration on a number of people development initiatives. If you, like me, have sometimes worried that your multiple professions and experiences in numerous industries left you vulnerable to the appeal of narrowly-focused specialists then this is […]

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Improve your strategic thinking – Seven insights (2020)

Posted on: June 22, 2020 Improve your strategic thinking – Seven insights (2020)

At the beginning of 2020 at a “Being more strategic” workshop by the Professional Marketing Forum  the delegates – from a variety of legal, accountancy, property and consultancy firms – reflected on how to improve strategic thinking both in themselves and their firms. A further session is imminent and I will share some information about […]

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